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[PDF] ↠ The Red Garden Author Alice Hoffman – Bogou.us

The Red Garden The Red Garden Introduces Us To The Luminous And Haunting World Of Blackwell, Massachusetts, Capturing The Unexpected Turns In Its History And In Our Own Lives In Exquisite Prose, Hoffman Offers A Transforming Glimpse Of Small Town America, Presenting Us With Some Three Hundred Years Of Passion, Dark Secrets, Loyalty, And Redemption In A Web Of Tales Where Characters Lives Are Intertwined By Fate And By Their Own Actions.From The Town S Founder, A Brave Young Woman From England Who Has No Fear Of Blizzards Or Bears, To The Young Man Who Runs Away To New York City With Only His Dog For Company, The Characters In The Red Garden Are Extraordinary And Vivid A Young Wounded Civil War Soldier Who Is Saved By A Passionate Neighbor, A Woman Who Meets A Fiercely Human Historical Character, A Poet Who Falls In Love With A Blind Man, A Mysterious Traveler Who Comes To Town In The Year When Summer Never Arrives.At The Center Of Everyone S Life Is A Mysterious Garden Where Only Red Plants Can Grow, And Where The Truth Can Be Found By Those Who Dare To Look.Beautifully Crafted, Shimmering With Magic, The Red Garden Is As Unforgettable As It Is Moving.

[PDF] ↠ The Red Garden  Author Alice Hoffman – Bogou.us
  • Hardcover
  • 270 pages
  • The Red Garden
  • Alice Hoffman
  • English
  • 09 June 2019
  • 0307393879

    10 thoughts on “[PDF] ↠ The Red Garden Author Alice Hoffman – Bogou.us


  1. says:

    Hoffman is in familiar, magical turf in this collection of charming and engaging, if not always happy stories The unifying core is the history of a town, from founding, as Bearsville, which includes a very significant nod to Romulus and Remus, to present, Blackwell, MA, andparticularly with a special garden behind the founder s house, the Red Garden of the title It ha...


  2. says:

    DNF page 106I tried, guys I really did But at just over 100 pages, the story still didn t grab me Which is a shame because I ve read some really thoughtful reviews of this book that made me interested in the first place The thing was that I found this just to be too rambly and depressing, not to mention that the story still wasn t going anywhere at nearly 40% in.H...


  3. says:

    Writers have this hankering to create fictional landscapes and populate them with characters who cut across narratives Marquez s Macondo, Faulkner s Yoknapatawpha County and Hardy s Wessex are examples which readily spring to mind Over the course of many stories, these countries of the imagination take on a life of their own and will generate their own myths, histories and legends liv...


  4. says:

    I m new to Alice Hoffman and starting out with her lesser known books This was the perfect book to read early on It s a series of linked short stories taking place in the town of Blackwell, Massachusetts over a span of 300 years A few of the stories were so fascinating I wanted to hearFrom only a few of Hoffman s books, I can see the magical realism is strong which I love I m not sure why but when I listen to read Hoffman s books, I think of books by Sarah...


  5. says:

    While I enjoyed each individual story, the 2 star rating comes mostly from the frustration I had due to the fact that the stories were just far apart enough in time and with just similar enough names given names as well as surnames that I was never sure who was related to whom and what the lineage was Two things that could have helped with this would have been a to make the stories just a bit closer in time, historically, or b to provide a family tree chart at the front of the book Or both While I enjoyed each individual story, the 2 star rating comes mostly from the frustration I had due to the fact that the stories were just far apart enough in time and with just similar enough names given names as well as surnames that I was never sure who was related to whom and what the lineage was Two things that could have helped with this would have been a to make the stories just a bit closer in time, historically, or b to provide a family tree chart at the front of the book Or both As it was, I eventually stopped trying to connect everyone, but it detracted from my overall enjoyment of the book I especially liked how Dead Husband s Meadow became Husband s Meadow and eventually Band s Meadow and wished t...


  6. says:

    Due to my busy schedule, I often read right before I go to bed So for me, the mark of a good book is one that I pick up about half an hour before bedtime, and refuse to put down until my eyes are absolutely closing with fatigue The Red Garden is such a book It s magical, whimsical, powerful Although the stories making up a patchwork history of Blackwell, MA are set in different times with mostly different casts of characters, you can trace the common themes and family names that wind their Due to my busy schedule, I often read right before I go to bed So for me, the mark o...


  7. says:

    Most reviews of The Red Garden see it as a series of linked stories covering the history of small Blackwell, MA aka Bearville from its founding in 1750 to almost the present day 1990s I began reading the book this way but it started to feel repetitious The stories are too tenuously connected to be read as a novel like series of linked stories The sister of a character in one story may appear on the fringes of the next, but the significance is hard to find.I enjoyed the bookas I bega Most reviews of The Red Garden see it as a series of linked stories covering the history of small Blackwell, MA aka Bearville from its founding in 1750 to almost the present day 1990s I began reading the book this way but it started to feel repetitious The stories are too tenuously connected to be read as a novel like series of linked stories The sister of a character in one story may appear on the fringes of the next, but the significance is hard to find.I enjoyed the bookas I began to read it as a piece of experimental fiction, a Tarot deck of about a dozen characters human or not that Hoffmann continually reshuffles and deals into new configurations To wit The Red Haired Woman GirlThe Solitary Man Lost BoyThe LoverThe OutsiderThe NewcomerThe BearThe DogThe Eel RiverThe Apple TreeThe MeadowThe MuseumThe Red Garden aka the Pr...


  8. says:

    My low rating of this book probably stems from having just read Jhumpa Lahiri s beautiful and haunting short stories The Red Garden is also broken into stories, connected through a town s lineage with characters appearing at different ages in different stories For some reason, I could not connect with this book at all While her writing style was appealing and easy to listen to, the plot and characters felt distant and a little forced I had a hard time wrapping my brain around some of the con My low rating of this bo...


  9. says:

    A multi century historical novel set in the Berkshires seemed, in theory, like a pleasant diversion, but I found this book pretty unengaging Rather than some kind of intergenerational epic, it comes acrosslike a collection of short stories in which characters are somehow related but are also so shallowly depicted that it s hard enough to remember whom you re reading about, never mind how they fit into the bigger picture of families an...


  10. says:

    In general, I dislike magical realism, but I love the brand of magical realism written by Alice Hoffman I like that fact that Hoffman isn t a showy writer, that she doesn t depend on plots that carry the reader along at breakneck speed or, despite her fondness for magical realism, gimmicks Alice Hoffman is, instead, a restrained writer, a gentle and quiet writer, and one who leaves the stylistic pyrotechnics to others However, she s a masterful storyteller and a gifted author.Hoffman s lat...

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